Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:17-21.
Why are we so surprised by riots? Since the beginning of time there has been discontension between people. For example Cain and Able, two brothers who disagreed with who offered the best example of sacrifice. We know the ending. Cain took his brother’s life.
This type of bad behavior doesn’t make it right. However, neither is rioting when it crosses the line of burning of businesses and buildings. Revenge is not the answer. The only answer is godly justice in our court system for the life that was slain. This the proper way to bring about reform of arrest procedures and correct training.
The other answer is to pray to God for change. I pray for godly justice to be swift and to prevail for those involved. I pray for the God’s protection to be upon the citizens of Minneapolis. May the people represented, so their voices are heard in a peaceful manner. May they learn to be respectful of other people’s businesses. Most of all, I pray for the National Guard soldiers and police officers who are risking their lives for public service, so that godly peace and justice can return to this area.
May this blog help to bring about change and educate others while there is injustice in our world, that there are legal systems in place for justice and reform. We can coexist in a peace manner and your voice can be heard without being destructive. Because with God everything is possible!